Championing Women From Around the World since 2014.

Divas of Colour Festival

The Divas of Colour International women’s award celebrates the achievements and contributions of global women in different sectors of life. Welcoming year-on-year countless numbers of leading influential women from around the world. Such as Dawn Butler, MP (UK’s Shadow minister for women and equalities), Baroness Rosalind Howells of St David’s (Member of UK House of Lords), Baroness Floella Benjamin (Member of the UK House of Lords), Hon. Cecilia Ogwal, MP (Member of Parliament Uganda), Rep. Dee Dawkins Haigler (US Georgia State representative), Hon. Abike Dabiri of Nigeria, and Senator Grace Bent of Nigeria, among many others.
As we search for our heroes, leading women and women of high integrity, we rely on you the public to put forward these hardworking mostly unsung women around the world.

Nomination is open to women, every woman, and anyone who identifies as a woman. Let your work speak for you.

How It Works

  • Nominations are open to the public.
  • A person may nominate themselves or be nominated by others.
  • Our awards are free to enter at all times. However, you must be able to attend the award ceremony to receive any award plaques if you win.
  • Once nominated, you will be officially notified and required to send in your detailed profile and body of proof of your work and why you deserve to win the category you’ve been nominated for.
  • At the end of nominations and proof submissions, our body of electors will carefully scrutinise each nomination and proof to decide the finalists and subsequent winners.
  • Once our judges are satisfied with your proof, winners are selected and published.
  • We expect our award winners to attend the ceremony in London. If you’re unable to attend, you can send a representative to receive your award plaque. Otherwise, we do not print plaques for absent winners.


Please note, that there is no voting process for this award and the number of times a person is nominated for a category doesn’t count either. You must submit tailored proof to support your nomination.

How to nominate

  • Before nominating a person, ensure you have discussed it with them and they’re happy and will be available to attend the awards ceremony in London.
  • Make sure they accept the category you have chosen
  • Make sure you have enough details about the nominee to back up your entry.
  • Decide which categories give them the best chance.
  • Fill out the form pointing out 5 major reasons you think they deserve the category you’ve nominated them in.
  • Your details and that of your nominee are necessary for us to contact them and keep you updated on their nomination status.
  • Look out for updates and book your ticket to come and support your nominee on the awards ceremony day.

Categories and criteria for nominating.

Please read carefully. 
1. Lifetime Achiever – (This category celebrates women 60 and above or those who must have been in active service for over 35 years.

2. Icon Of The Year – (Women leaders who have a long-term contribution in building a people. Whether it is family, community, career or in the public sector. These are top women influencers who are highly reputable)

3. Inspirational Woman of the Year – (Women doing proven charitable or not-for-profit works in empowering women and girls).

4. International Woman – Women who have international engagements with International organisations, those whose careers, business or work take them around the world. E.g.: Country ambassador or ambassador’s wife, diplomats, United Nations worker, journalists, etc.)

5. Entrepreneur of the year – (Successful women in business, self-employed and business owners)

6. Author of the year – (Women who have had their works published between January 2021 and December 2022 . – We will have to see evidence of positive reviews, ratings and excerpts).

7. Artist/Performer of the Year – Singers, performers and entertainers.

8. Media Professional Of The Year – (Journalists, TV, Radio presenters. We would like to see, links, videos or recorded evidence of presentation. The number of years of active participation is a crucial criterion).

9. Make-up Artist – (Professional make-up artists).

10. Young Achiever – (Teenagers between 13 and 19, who have achieved in business, academics, community service, charitable giving or volunteer work).

11. Influential Woman of the Year: – (These are opinion drivers, movers and people who are challenging the status quo, influencing change in careers, public and social media, community, politics, etc. They can be said to have more visibility and their voices are often heard more than others).

12. Health Professional Woman – (This category recognises and celebrates women in the health sector – Doctors, Nurses, pharmacists, etc. Those who have contributed to the sector remarkably)

13. Law Professional Woman Of The Year: (Legal practitioners. – Attorneys, Barristers, Solicitors, those who have used their position as legal professionals to champion humanitarian causes, helped secure justice for the voiceless, etc.).

14. Technology Professional of the Year – (Women working to drive change in the tech industry).

15. Brand/Business of the Year: All types of businesses are eligible to enter. – This category celebrates businesses by women that are pushing hard, that are resilient, and achieving great results despite all odds.

16. Fashion Designer of the Year: Showcasing designers will naturally have priority in this category. However, external designers are also welcome to enter.

17. Model of the Year: This category celebrates fashion models, accessories models, commercial models, and all kinds of modelling professionals who identify as females/women.

18. Coaching Professional Of The Year – This category celebrates women in the coaching and training sector. Course creators, speakers, trainers and thought-leaders – Life coaches, executive coaches, leadership and development coaches and trainers.

19. Champion Of The Year – This award celebrates women who have sent the elevator down for other women to rise – in terms of mentoring, sponsoring and championing other women into positions and or achieving set goals. Please note, that we will need to hear from those you have championed to success.

20. Divas of Colour Ambassador – This is an appointment recognition for women who can represent Divas of Colour through their leadership and voluntary work in helping other women in their communities. You can show interest in this appointment, however, the organisers will have the final say on who is appointed.

21. He For She Man of The Year – This recognition is awarded to men/males who are championing women in the workplace, through charitable causes or sponsorships.

Do You Have Any Questions? Contact us.


Phone: 02035321354

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Awards Timeline

  • Nomination closing date – 22 January 2024
  • Shortlisting release – 30 January 2024
  • Attendance Confirmation – 10 February 2024
  • Awards Ceremony – March 16 2024 – 10 am – 6 pm